Portland Piano International Buy Tickets
Home Recital Series Summer Festival Support Portland Piano Education About Portland Piano Contact Pianophile Links Archives

Susan Alexjander, aka: Susan Alexander holds a Masters degree from San Jose State University in Music Composition and Theory. She has taught at the university level (San Jose State, Goddard College and Union Institute, Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, California).

Her compositions have been performed throughout the United States, including collaborations with dance companies and film. She is director of Science & The Arts, a company which furthers scientific research into the 'musical' universe of frequency, honors a holistic, vibrationally connected vision of creation, and supports outreach through lecturing, writing and composition.

Sequencia is internationally known for its pioneering work with the molecular frequencies of DNA rendered into sound. It has been featured on CNN, BBC Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, and has been on exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Museum of Santa Barbara. and Universal Concepts Gallery in Manhattan, New York.

Awards include a Fellowship from the Alden B. Dow Creativity Center in Midland, Michigan, to explore the geometry of the mineral kingdom as musical data, and a Leighton Studios Composer's Residency in Banff, Canada.

Her sound designs for film have exhibited in galleries in England, Norway, Germany and the US.

A former Bay Area (California) resident, she now lives in Portland, Oregon and performs and lectures widely in the US and Europe.


Composition Workshop Part I - Friday, July 16 9:30
Composition Workshop Part II - Friday, July 16 10:45


Regional Arts and Culture CouncilOregon Arts CommissionPSU- Music DepartmentNational Endowment for The ArtsWork for Art